Archives: September 2015

WATCH — Dilly Dally “Purple Rage” (via The Guardian)

September 30th, 2015


“We’ve all heard of seeing red, but how about looking purple? Anyone? Toronto punks Dilly Dally join the lineage of fine artists with songs dedicated to the colour (Prince, erm, Gogol Bordello) by releasing Purple Rage. The video for the track, in which a mystical swamp monster covered in purple goop skulks around a city like an alien is, according to the band’s Katie Monks, symbolic of the feeling of dejection and anger.“The song antihistamine-meds from me feeling heartbroken by someone,” says Monks. “And then the reaction to it, wanting to reinvent myself, change my style and how I came across in order to distance myself from them. It’s always been a big part of my healing process whenever I get hurt, something I’m sure a lot of artists can relate to.” The gnarly, grotty, Pixie’s-influenced track is taken from their album, Sore, which will be released on 9 October.” — via The Guardian

Watch “Purple Rage” below!

10/14-17/15 – New York, NY – CMJ Music Marathon
10/14/15 – New York, NY – Santos Party House (NME + PopGun + House Arrest CMJ Party)
10/21/15 – Chicago, IL – Promontory
10/23/15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
10/24/15 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
10/25/15 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
10/27/15 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/28/15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/29/15 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/02/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11/03/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
11/04/15 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
11/06/15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
11/07/15 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
11/08/15 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
11/09/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
11/11/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
11/12/15 – Washington, DC – DC9
11/13/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/14/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11/16/15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/17/15 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/18/15 – Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto
11/27/15 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

LISTEN — Boulevards “Honesty” (via NPR)

September 29th, 2015


“Boulevards is the solo project of Raleigh’s Jamil Rashad, a vintage boogie stylist whose sonic footprint is no mere retread of his inspirations. Give Boulevards’ self-released four-song EP only a cursory glance and listen, and you can easily pinpoint where Rashad is coming from: the keyboard- and synth-heavy flourishes of Minneapolis, Ohio and Philadelphia funk of the ’70s and early ’80s, some touches of electro from Reagan-era New York and L.A., a lot of uptempo, Quincy-era Michael Jackson. Yet, taken as a whole, it sounds nothing like any of these. Boulevards is too compressed, too busy, fully embracing 21st-century dance-floor hedonism, which seems like a central tenet of Rashad’s character. “Honesty,” the EP’s closing track, fits perfectly into this equation. Produced by Isaac Gálvez, the song is a lyrical celebration of the empty kiss and the kiss-off, but with words that seem to exist strictly as textures and layers to serve the beats. The rhythms are taut and pulverizing: “Honesty” sounds like a kitchen-sink production of a Daft Punk song, with groove ideas from multiple eras competing for a tiny amount of hard-drive space, and battling to a draw. At just 3:06, it’s almost a punk track, speeding from one classic musical climax to another. What could be more modern than that?” — via NPR

WATCH — Sun Club “Summer Feet”

September 28th, 2015


“Baltimore boasts an all-star roster of indie stalwarts, including Lower Dens, Beach House, Future Islands, and Animal Collective, to name just a few. Next month will see the full-length debut of another up-and-coming Charm City band: Sun Club, which will release their effervescent introduction to the world, The Dongo Durango (out October 30 via ATO Records). “Summer Feet” is the second listen from the four-piece crew’s nine-track effort, which comes after a metamorphosis over ten years from metalheads to a grunge band to indie-pop songwriters not unlike their jangly spirit animals on the other coast, Local Natives. Drummer Devin McCord keeps a lightly driving pace not unlike the spokes of bike wheels hitting the hot concrete, while joyously gulping vocals sail overhead.” — via Spin

Watch “Summer Feet” below, and scroll down for tour dates!

9/22 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
9/26 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY#
9/28 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT#
9/29 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, Canada#
9/30 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada#
10/2 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH#
10/3 – Metro – Chicago, IL#
10/4 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN#
10/5 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI#
10/7 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO#
10/9 – Top Hat – Missoula, MT#
10/10 – Neurolux – Boise, ID#
10/11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR#
10/12 – Neumos – Seattle, WA#
10/14 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA#
10/16 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA#
10/17 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA#
10/20 – The Parish – Austin, TX#
10/21 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX#
10/22 – Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX#
10/23 – Hi-Hi Lounge – New Orleans, LA#
10/24 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN#
10/26 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA#
10/27 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN#
10/28 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY#
10/29 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY#
10/31 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC#$
11/2 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC#$
11/3 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA#$
11/4 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$
11/5 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$
11/6 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown (Hometown Release Show)

# = The Districts
$ = Lady Lamb

WATCH — Joon Moon “Apple Day”

September 27th, 2015


“Paris is an incredible city to lose yourself in. Rooted in history and culture, its winding streets can led to some surprising places. Krystle Warren, originally from Kansas City, recently found herself in Paris. Hooking up with Nouvelle Vague‘s producer Julien Decoret, the pair leaped into the studio to see what would come out. The chemistry was almost instant. A new EP is incoming under the name Joon Moon…” — via Clash

Watch “Apple Day” below!

LISTEN — Roots Manuva “Don’t Breathe Out”

September 26th, 2015


Roots Manuva – the godfather of UK hip-hop and self-described “British Black musical Mark Rothko” – is making his return to music after a four-year absence. Taken from his sixth LP, Bleeds, is his latest single, Don’t Breathe Out, which is premiered below. A stark contrast to the frenetic Four Tet-produced “Facety 2:11” and the Switch-produced “One Thing”, the track could be considered his most accessible and emotionally driven creation to date, his evocative commentary bolstered by a sample of Honey Please, Can’t Ya See by Barry White.” — via The Guardian

Listen to “Don’t Breathe Out” below!

WATCH — The Domestics “It Came To Me”

September 26th, 2015


Less than a year after assembling a live band, The Domestics have triumphantly emerged as one of Portland’s most promising new acts. Their energetic live shows, as well as the strength of their forthcoming debut record have garnered them a dedicated fan base and maelstrom of critical attention. What separates The Domestics from the escapism of so many other indie pop acts is the fearlessness with which Michael Finn and Leo London confront their own pain. London’s birth parents both battled with drug addiction in his early childhood before he was adopted by his grandparents at the age of two. Finn’s trials came later on, struggling with health issues, depression and dependency in his early adult years. Writing in the aftermath of infidelity, mental illness, substance abuse and child abuse, Finn and London have wrought songs as moving as they are catchy and as honest as they are loud. What The Domestics provide that so many other bands do not is something which all listeners can relate to: vulnerability.

Watch “It Came To Me” below, and scroll down for tour dates w/ Blitzen Trapper!

Sep 30 Bozeman, MT – Faultline North
Oct 01 Billings, MT – Carlin Events Center
Oct 03 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Oct 04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct 06 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Oct 07 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Oct 08 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Oct 09 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 10 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Oct 11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Oct 14 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 15 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Oct 16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 17 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Oct 19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Oct 21 Austin, TX – The Parish
Oct 22 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Oct 23 Norman, OK – The Opolis
Oct 24 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Oct 26 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
Oct 27 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room

LISTEN | City and Colour “If I Should Go Before You” + Tour

September 25th, 2015


“City and Colour has a band’s name but has always been the province of Dallas Green. Until now… The Canadian singer-songwriter, a recent transplant to Nashville, made his fifth City and Colour album — If I Should Go Before You, whose title track is premiered exclusively below — with the musicians who accompanied him on the last stages of the tour for 2013’s The Hurry and the Harm. It’s an august ensemble that includes bassist Jack Lawrence from the Greenhornes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather, Spanish Gold and Dan Auerbach cohort Dante Schwebel on guitar, the Contstantines’ Doug McGregor on drums and multi-instrumentalist Matt Kelly. And the impact on the new album was enormous. “This is sort of what I’ve been looking for the last five, six years, since I really kind of started to focus on City and Colour,” the former Alexisonfire member tells Billboard. “My goal is to always have, for lack of a better term, a shit-hot band, and it was hard to find that at first because I was juggling with the other band, Alexisonfire, a lot. This time I found guys who are not only great players but became great friends, and now it feels like a band to me, and I honestly believe that I wrote all of these songs because of the band.”” — via Billboard

Check out the Billboard exclusive “If I Should Go Before You” by clicking HERE, and also listen to “Wasted Love” & check out a list of tour dates below.

City and Colour on Tour:
11.05.15 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
11.06.15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
11.07.15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
11.09.15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ^
11.12.15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre ^
11.13.15 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre ^
11.15.15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11.16.15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
11.18.15 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^
12.02.15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
12.03.15 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre of Ithaca *
12.04.15 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre *
12.05.15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
12.07.15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
12.08.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater *
12.10.15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
12.11.15 – Washington, DC @ Echostage *
12.12.15 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
12.13.15 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium *
^ w/ Hooray for the Riff Raff
* w/ Bahamas

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